Your blended learning experience will involve a mix of traditional face-to-face teaching at your college and digital learning at home. This means that you’ll experience a variety of different teaching and assessment methods to help you demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes of the modules and your programme.
Some of these involve you submitting work before a deadline via the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), or equivalent, and others are more time-restricted. For example, there may be some examinations for which questions are made available and you have a limited amount of time to return your answers.
For a small number of assessments, you may be required to use special software on your computer, which helps with exam security and verifies your identity. These measures mean you can be sure that your studies prior to entering university in the UK will be recognised and respected.
At present, we’re aiming to give students approximately 15 hours of “in class” time per week (60-70% of your timetable). However, this may vary depending on the size of the college, and with government advice. Currently, in-person classes will cover no fewer than 8 hours per week (around 40%).
Please note that face-to-face teaching time may vary for the following courses that are not delivered by Kaplan: University of Bristol International Foundation Programme; Engineering and Physical Sciences Foundation Certificate at the University of Nottingham; University of York International Pathway College programmes. You can read more about the Autumn 2020 plans for these programmes here.